Reply To: Obtaining weights and heights

  • Charlotte Smith

    Member
    August 14, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    All of our scheduled Chemo admits come through our Ambulatory Chemotherapy Transfusion Center where they will do a Double height and weight by 2 RN’s. If a patient does not come through our outpatient center ( sometimes they come through the OR and PACU) than there is a 2 RN double height and weight done on the inpatient unit upon admission for chemo. If the patient has been admitted in between Chemo and needs to begin their next round, they will do a 2 RN double height and weight check prior to the Chemotherapy orders being written.

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    Charlotte Smith
    CCMC of NY
    New Hyde Park, NY
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-14-2014 02:56 PM
    From: Regina Wilkes
    Subject: Obtaining weights and heights

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and APHON Open Forum .
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    Can you please share your procedure for how you obtain weights and heights for chemotherapy administration and any safety checks you have in place?

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    Regina Wilkes
    CNL-St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
    United States
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